Air Force Called Upon to Defend Us From MosquitosSubmitted by pmpowell001 on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 00:46
MIAMI (CBSMIami) – Skeeters a problem? Lots of
people think so, so Miami-Dade officials are
calling in the cavalry;well, actually, the Air Force
to kill the biting pests and their breeding grounds.
However, the attack may come as a surprise
because of how low the spraying planes fly.
The county and the Air Force announced the
plans Monday as complaints continue to rise.
Recent rainy weather has caused the mosquito
population to bloom, something that can cause
problems to people headed to cookouts and 4th
of fireworks celebrations.
Normally spraying is done in the early morning hours, but nighttime spraying
allows the county another whack at the population.
This newest round of mosquito control involves a large C-130 cargo plane based
in Ohio to spray Homestead ARB and communities of Doral, West Sweetwater,
Kendall, Homestead, Florida City and areas east of U.S. 1, where heavy
concentrations of mosquitos have been reported.